Witness the drama unfold in person and to watch the hero come through at the end on Grand National Day. Exclusive Preview Night at Home of The Grand National 11 April, the night prior to the three day Randox Health Grand National Festival, Thursday 12 April. All the latest Grand National news, pictures and video from the the whole festival and see all the best fashion pictures from Ladies Day. Clue there in that front-running performance? The races at Gatwick are not always recognised as "Grand Nationals" and their results are often omitted from winners' lists. He has destroyed the field there, led from first to last and he has ground his rivals into the dust. The second became known as The Fan, after a mare who refused the obstacle three years in succession. It is said that Ivan Straker, Seagram's UK chairman, became interested in the potential opportunity after reading a passionate newspaper article written by journalist Lord Oaksey, who, in his riding days, had come within three-quarters of a length of winning the National. However, some historians have unearthed evidence in recent years that suggest those three races were run over the same course at Aintree and were regarded as having been Grand Nationals up until the mids. Die Anzahl der Starter ist jetzt auf 40 Pferde begrenzt und das Höchstgewicht wurde wiederholt gesenkt. We'll have an update any minute now about how each and every horse got on. Explore the BBC Home Home News News Sport Weather Shop Earth Travel Capital iPlayer Culture Autos Future TV Radio CBBC CBeebies Food iWonder Bitesize Travel Music Earth Arts Make It Digital Taster Nature Local. Responding to the commiserations of E. D efinitly Red is proving the most popular horse with Coral in terms of volume of bets, well ahead of the Last Samuri, One For Arthur and Pleasant Company. Jockeys must sit back in their saddles and use their body weight as ballast to counter the steep drop. A grandstand was erected alongside the fence in the early part of the 20th century but fell into decline after the Second World War and was torn down in the s. Since , any jockey making five or more clear rounds has been awarded the Aintree Clear Rounds Award. Some within the horseracing community, including those with notable achievements in the Grand National such as Ginger McCain and Bob Champion ,    have argued that the lowering of fences and the narrowing of ditches, primarily designed to increase horse safety, has had the adverse effect by encouraging the runners to race faster. Cause of Causes up there too. On the final lap, after the 30th fence the remaining runners bear right, avoiding The Chair and Water Jump, to head onto a "run-in" to the finishing post. From the legendary triple-winning success of Red Rum, to our present day successors, there is always a story to be told. But after some early success for her he was promoted to first jockey when Peter Buchanan retired.